Category: Western Victoria Region

Renewable Energy To Power Stawell Farm In World-First

The Andrews Labor Government will build a major new wind farm with battery storage in Western Victoria that will power the expansion of Stawell’s Nectar Farms. This project will make the advanced agriculture facility the world’s first ever crop farm to be completely powered by renewable energy. The 15-year Support Agreement between the Labor Government […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Energy, Environment & Climate Change, Western Victoria Region

Ballarat Line Upgrade Bringing Extra Benefits For Locals

Thousands of regional Victorians will get more reliable services every day with a major upgrade of Wendouree Station in Ballarat to be complete by 2019. A second platform and new tracks will be built at Wendouree as part of the $551.7 million Ballarat Line Upgrade. This will create enough space for trains to pass each […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Public Transport, Ministers, Western Victoria Region

$14.6 Million To Build A New School At Warrnambool

Students at Warrnambool Special Developmental School are getting an early Christmas present this year with the Andrews Labor Government announcing $14.6 million to build a brand new school. Prior to the 2014 election, the Victorian Labor Party made an election commitment to provide $5 million to relocate the school to a new site given the […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Education, Western Victoria Region

Glenelg Estuary Nominated For Ramsar Site Accolade

Glenelg Estuary and Discovery Bay has been nominated for a Ramsar listing – an acknowledgement of the significance of this stunning site to the region. Minister for Water Lisa Neville endorsed the nomination, which has been submitted to the Federal Government for consideration. Ramsar sites are wetlands of international importance listed by Australia under the […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Water, Western Victoria Region

Night Of Racing Fun Helps Sports Groups In Ballarat

NIGHT OF RACING FUN HELPS SPORTS GROUPS IN BALLARAT Hundreds of racegoers are expected to head to Morshead Park tomorrow night for the Ballarat Greyhound Racing Club’s premier race meeting. The Andrews Labor Government is contributing almost $9,000 through the Victorian Racing Industry Fund towards this year’s greyhound Ballarat Cup. The event will help support […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Racing, Western Victoria Region

Geelong Gets Festive For 2017 Pacing Cup

Geelong Harness Racing Club is gearing up to celebrate its 2017 Pacing Cup this Saturday, 9 December, thanks to a joint funding package of $104,000 supported by the Andrews Labor Government. The Labor Government is contributing more than $25,000 through the Victorian Racing Industry Fund to the night race and a further $13,000 for a […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Racing, Western Victoria Region

Getting It Done: Port Fairy’s New Health Centre Expansion

Port Fairy patients are getting an expanded community health centre that will provide a one-stop-shop for health assessments and dental services, following the opening of the centre earlier this year. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy visited Port Fairy today to announce a further $2.1 million would be provided so that level one of the community […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Health, Western Victoria Region

Protecting Wetlands Across The Bellarine Peninsula

The Andrews Labor Government is introducing a new draft plan and continuing to invest to protect wetland areas along Port Phillip Bay and the Bellarine Peninsula. The Port Phillip Bay (Western Shoreline) and Bellarine Peninsula Ramsar Site Management Plan will provide greater protections to ensure the environmentally significant wetlands are properly cared for. The draft […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Water, Western Victoria Region

Getting It Done: Better Roads For Country Victoria

Country Victorians will have unprecedented access to information about the condition of country roads, road works and upgrades as part of a massive overhaul of the way VicRoads manages the road network. Minister for Roads and Road Safety Luke Donnellan joined VicRoads Chief Executive John Merritt today to announce a bold plan of action based […]

Categories: Eastern Victoria Region, Media Release, Minister for Roads and Road Safety, Northern Victoria Region, Western Victoria Region

Getting It Done: A Better Day Surgery For Geelong Patients

Adults and children waiting for and recovering from surgery at University Hospital Geelong will have a better experience in a relaxing, modern and comfortable environment officially opened today by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy joined Member for Geelong Christine Couzens and Member for Lara John Eren in Geelong today to open […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Health, Western Victoria Region